Episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx. Complete with DeSoto commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Groucho Marx, 50's Television, Fifties
1960 Presidential Campaign Election Commercials John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Presidential Campaign Ads, John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon, Election Commercials, 1960, Classic TV
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Batteries Not Included is a film that I put together early this year, after I made the film I did not know what to do with it because it is so much different than the Experimental art films that I am most known for doing. I decided to release this film on the internet and I thought the best place to do this would be right here on the Internet Archives. About the Film: Almost as long as I have been a filmmaker I have also been a film collector. I have for many years wanted to assemble a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews ) Topics: Toy Commercials, vintage television commercial, Third Eye Cinema, Classic TV, pop culture
Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his... Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
This Is Your Life Laurel And Hardy This is The only time they appeared together on live television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: This Is Your Life, Laurel and Hardy, Classic TV
Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners, Cavalcade of Stars, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV,...
This well done TV Movie, starring Richard Pryor, Rosie Greer, Billy Dee Williams, and Stephen Boyd, depicts racist attitudes toward black soldiers in World War Two. Richard Pryor gives a fine performance as does the rest of the cast. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: action, drama, World War Two, Richard Pryor
Sergeant Friday investigates the destruction of a movie theater by a gang a teenagers! The cops find a small box containing marijuana and put two-and-two togetherâ¦the reefer is making the kids go wild! Turns out that teenage Johnny is pushing weed, yellow jackets, goof balls and "H." His friend tells the policeâbut it's too late...Johnny takes a hot shot and ODs! favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews ) Topics: dragnet, drugs, classic television, film noir, crime Source: 16mm sydication print
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Cunningham Heritage" Originally aired October 18, 1954. Holmes unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Mr. Cunningham, a gentleman whose fiancée was found by his body with a knife in her hand. This television episode marks the first filmed meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Based on "A Study in Scarlet" and very loosely "The Adventure of the Reigate Squires/Puzzle." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
No Time For Sergeants chronicles the comedic misadventures of a country bumpkin named Will Stockdale, brilliantly protrayed by Andy Griffith, who is drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and assigned to the United States Army Air Forces. Andy Griffith went on to play the same character in the Broadway version and in a movie of the same name, which he became famous for and made him a star. No Time For Sergeants The U.S. Steel Hour March 15th, 1955 Starring: Will Stockdale......Andy... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: US Steel Hour, Public Domain, Classic TV, Andy Griffith, Kinescope, Live TV, Live Television,...
Another curious example of 1950's advertising, in this case a promo for the UNIVAC computer, produced by Remington Rand. This commercial interestingly aired on the CBS Television Network on 5 February 1956, during a light panel show. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Advertising, Computer,...
An old interview of Bruce Lee. The episode was filmed in 1971 and got losed, in 1994 they found it and aired the episode as a tv special under ''Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview''. All American pictures made before 1989 without a copyright renewel fell in the public domain,Because this interview was lost for so long it never gotten a copyright renewel. So it is automaticly public domain. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bruce Lee, Documentary, Martial Arts, Interview, Pierre Berton, Television
A eight minute episode of BatMan to introduce Bat Girl. The ratings at this were low and Yvonne Craig as Bat Girl was there to boost the ratings. This "episode" was shown to the "suits" of 20th century fox and never aired. I figure it's PD. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Bat Man-Bat Girl-comics-20th Century Fox-Unaired Pilot
A Classic 1950's Commercial for Post's Sugar Crisps. Cheap, but cute. DISCLAIMER: This video does not represent the quality of major Hollywood cartoons of the time. Nor does it represent the quality of major Tele-cartoons of the time ("Clutch Cargo" didn't air until several years after this commercial, so it doesn't count. Then again, "Clutch Cargo" was already crap by the standards of it's time). Heck, it stinks by the standards of most advertising cartoons of the time.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Vintage, Classic Commercial, Classic...
A 5th Classic Commercial for Coca-Cola, this time from 20/January/1955. This charming commercial aired LIVE on NBC-TV. This commercial also features jingle. The complete telecast can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations. Hopefully in the public domain. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: H. G. Wells, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow, Thomas Mitchell
"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Mister Ed, Classic TV, 60's Television
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Belligerent Ghost" Originally aired November 15, 1954. Watson is quite flustered after a man in distress dies in his care...only to find himself attacked by the very same dead man on Watson's way back home to Baker Street! So what does this have to do with daVinci's "Madonna on the Rocks" painting allegedly being stolen? favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
A classic commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets. I took this from an episode of "School House" that somebody uploaded. Note: While the TV network can be spelt DuMont, the owner of the Network which produced TV sets is correctly spelt Du Mont, as that was the spelling perferred by the founder of the company. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, Electronics, Electric, Du Mont, Wally Cox, Old,...
This is the final episode of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode Flash learns that the survivors of the underworld kingdom that he thought he had destroyed in episode 35, "The Earth's Core," seek revenge on the "surface people. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon, Classic TV, 1950's, Sci-Fi
One of the few surviving episodes of "Queen for a Day", from 1960. One of the strangest shows ever to air on TV. Please note that most shows of the 60's were MUCH BETTER than this. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60's, 60s, 1960's, 1960s, Sixties, Camp, Campy, Plan 9 from Outer Space,...
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Texas Cowgirl" Originally aired November 8, 1954. Minnie O'Malley, a cowgirl in a travelling rodeo, seeks help from Sherlock Holmes--to remove a dead body from her hotel room! Strangely, Holmes seems to be more than happy to comply. Suspects range from a Blackfoot Indian, the owner of the rodeo Bison Jack, and a meek salesman across the hall. Easily the most ridiculous episode of the entire series. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Rare 1949 episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers". The show is about a "Space Captain" and his "Video Ranger" who must the galaxy from the evil Dr. Pauli. . The show was live, which would explain the missed cues. Most episodes are presumed lost. The series was never liked by TV critics, though proved popular with children. Later seasons had improved writing. However, as corny as the show was, it did prove influential on later series.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Captain Video, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Camp, Low Budget, Live TV, Classic TV, DuMont...
Friday and Romero investigate the theft of narcotics from a Catholic Hospital. Season 1, Episode 2 (1952) Last appearance by Barton Yarborough, who had died in late December 1951. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Dragnet
A classic Television commercial for a UNIVAC computer. This commercial is from a 5 February 1956 CBS-TV telecast. It also promotes CBS-TV's weather service. Pretty cool commercial if you ask me. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Computer, Computers, Vintage, Retro,...
Classic Television broadcast with English subtitles at the beginning. I have re-uploaded this because it used to be here, but I couldn't find it. Uploaded specially for my friend, Matthew. Topics: Classic Television, Dinner for One
Yet another Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial from 1955. This one features a couple walking outside a movie theater/theatre. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Lucky Strike,...
Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Buddy Ebsen, Chet Atkins, Collins Kids, The Jordanaires, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs, Minnie Pearl, etc. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
1966 TV movie version of the classic Lerner and Loew musical. This version has some songs restored that were cut from the 1954 MGM film with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Stars Robert Goulet, Peter Falk and Sally Anne Howes. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Brigadoon, Musical
(DVD Quality) Original Air Date: March 4, 1963 (Season 3, Episode 23). Opie's had it with his history homework, and misinterprets Andy's empathy as an excuse to skip it and lead his friends in revolt against their teacher, "Old Lady" Crump. When Miss Crump holds Andy responsible, he must find a way to motivate Opie and his pals. TRIVIA: The character of Helen Crump was supposed to be a one-shot. That is why they gave the character an unpleasant sounding name. But the producers were so... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Andy Griffith Show, Andy Griffith, Ronny Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, Aneta Corsaut, Barney...
This is the 7 January 1951 Episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello. IMDB page here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Variety, Colgate Comedy Hour, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun" Originally aired November 1, 1954. Based on the novel "The Valley of Fear," Holmes and Watson are called to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire John Douglas. The local inspector thinks he has it all figured out, but Holmes discovers the crime is more complicated than it looks. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television's number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV's highest-rated half hour. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Beverly Hillbillies
Barbara Eden stars in this made-for-TV movie. She looks great, especially frolicking in a bikini and numerous other outfits. There is also some sort of plot involving an international jewel thief (Stuart Whitman) and a new husband (Robert Vaughn}. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topic: Barbara Eden, sexy, I Dream Of Genie